258 (-) 24th Pope Sixtus II is executed by beheading in Rome, Italy.
523 (-) 52nd Pope Hormisdas dies in Rome, Italy.
1458 (-) 209th Pope Callixtus III originally Alfons de Borja, dies at the age of 79 in Rome, Italy.
1660 (-) Artist Diego Rodriguez de Sivla y Velázquez dies of fever at the age of 61 in Madrid, Spain.
1809 (+) Poet Alfred Tennyson is born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, England.
1881 (+) Bacteriologist Alexander Fleming is born in Lochfield, Strath, United Kingdom.
1890 (-) Murderer William Kemmler aka John Hurt, is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 30 in New York, Auburn Prison, New York, USA.
It is the first ever execution by use of the electric chair.
1902 (+) Gangster and bootlegger Arthur Flegenheimer aka Dutch Schulz, is born in the Bronx, New York, USA.
1911 (+) Actress Lucille Désirée Ball is born in Jamestown, New York, USA.
1917 (+) Actor Robert Charles Durman Mitchum is born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA.
1925 (+) Victim of the Manson Family Leno Pasqualino Antonio LaBianca is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1927 (+) Artist and filmmaker Andy Andrew Warhol aka The Pope of Pop, is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
1943 (-) Robber and murderer Harry Thompson is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 44 in Arkansas, USA.
1945 (x) US B-29 "Enola Gay" drops a Uranium 235 bomb named "Little Boy" in Hiroshima, Japan.
1965 (-) Peter Fuchs is abducted and tortured to death by Jürgen Bartsch aka Der Kirmesmörder, at the age of 13 in Oberhausen, Hauptbahnhof, NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1966 (x) Serial Rapist Ted Edward John Louis Paisnel aka The Beast of Jersey, assaults and rapes an unidentified 15-year-old girl in Trinity, Jersey.
1969 (-) Social theorist Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno commits suicide by heart palpitations after climbing a 3000m mountain against advice by his doctor at the age of 65 in Zermatt in Wallis, Valais, Switzerland.
He was convinced that recent attacks by students were directed against his theories as well as his person and he feared that the current political situation may lead to totalitarianism.
1978 (-) 262nd Pope Paul VI originally Giovanni Battista Montini, dies at the age of 80 in Brescia, Castelgandolfo, Italy.
1980 (-) Artist Marino Marini dies at the age of 79 in Viareggio, Italy.
1983 (-) Countertenor Klaus Nomi originally Klaus Sperber, dies of AIDS at the age of 39 in New York, Sloan Kettering Hospital Center, New York, USA.
1985 (-) Christopher Peterson is shot by Richard Ramirez aka The Nightstalker, at the age of 38 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1987 (-) Psychotic Dwain Wallace is shot dead by guards whilst trying to enter the Pentagon by force at the age of 30 in Washington, District Columbia, USA.
1990 (+) Child Beauty Queen JonBenet Patricia Ramsey is born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
1997 (x) 228 Die in Korean Air Flight 801 Boeing 747-300 crash in Nimitz Hill, Guam.
2009 (x) 80-year-old The Great Train Robber Ronald “Ronnie” Arthur Biggs is released from prison on compassionate grounds in Norwich, United Kingdom.